Bryan White :: Official Artist Site
 
 
 

1327611

By:  Matt Lawrence
Fairfield City Champion
July 15, 2011

''He's one of my best friends,'' White said. ''Steve was my hero growing up - I wanted to be Steve when I was a kid and I couldn't wait to get to Nashville and hopefully one day meet him. Now, looking back, it's just so great to know him personally.

''We've worked together quite a bit. We write - we've had some songs recorded by other artists as well. Just having him a part of it is over the top.''

In his American press surrounding the release, White was quoted as saying he no longer had anything to prove, but still had much to say via his music.

''I don't know that that necessarily applies to Australia, because I feel like maybe I do have something to prove,'' he laughed.

''It's kind of a statement that I have to tell myself because if I don't I will start putting those old pressures on myself and feel like I constantly need to prove myself to the industry and my peers.

''That's something I tell myself to remind myself, 'hey, you don't have to beat yourself up, you just have to be yourself and the past is the past and you've already shown people what you are capable of, just rest in that and do the best you can'. That's where that statement came from.''

These days White's name is being touted by numerous emerging artists as having been an influence.

Even Carrie Underwood is a fan.

''I know a lot of people out there would say, 'well that's got to be normal for you', but it's never something that's passe to me,'' White said.

''I know Carrie, she's a dear friend and yes she's a huge star, but I've been all of the same places that all of those people have been, so they're just human beings and I just see them as exceptional people and artists that are paying me a compliment and it really boosts my confidence. It makes me feel good when I hear somebody compliment what I've done in the past.''

Passing on his skills is also something that also excites White. Earlier this year he joined the rosters of The Songwriter Agency Inc.

''It's awesome,'' he said. ''I've just started working with them. I'm actually on the roster with Steve Wariner and we're hopefully going to be doing some stuff down the road, but they're focus is on booking their artists to go do songwriting workshops, maybe where we will be in a scenario to teach aspiring songwriters

''He's one of my best friends,'' White said. ''Steve was my hero growing up - I wanted to be Steve when I was a kid and I couldn't wait to get to Nashville and hopefully one day meet him. Now, looking back, it's just so great to know him personally.

''We've worked together quite a bit. We write - we've had some songs recorded by other artists as well. Just having him a part of it is over the top.''

In his American press surrounding the release, White was quoted as saying he no longer had anything to prove, but still had much to say via his music.

''I don't know that that necessarily applies to Australia, because I feel like maybe I do have something to prove,'' he laughed.

''It's kind of a statement that I have to tell myself because if I don't I will start putting those old pressures on myself and feel like I constantly need to prove myself to the industry and my peers.

''That's something I tell myself to remind myself, 'hey, you don't have to beat yourself up, you just have to be yourself and the past is the past and you've already shown people what you are capable of, just rest in that and do the best you can'. That's where that statement came from.''

These days White's name is being touted by numerous emerging artists as having been an influence.

Even Carrie Underwood is a fan.

''I know a lot of people out there would say, 'well that's got to be normal for you', but it's never something that's passe to me,'' White said.

''I know Carrie, she's a dear friend and yes she's a huge star, but I've been all of the same places that all of those people have been, so they're just human beings and I just see them as exceptional people and artists that are paying me a compliment and it really boosts my confidence. It makes me feel good when I hear somebody compliment what I've done in the past.''

Passing on his skills is also something that also excites White. Earlier this year he joined the rosters of The Songwriter Agency Inc.

''It's awesome,'' he said. ''I've just started working with them. I'm actually on the roster with Steve Wariner and we're hopefully going to be doing some stuff down the road, but they're focus is on booking their artists to go do songwriting workshops, maybe where we will be in a scenario to teach aspiring songwriters

 

American country music singer-songwriter Bryan White is hoping to leave a lasting impression when he makes his first Australian appearance at next month's Gympie Music Muster in Queensland.

''I'm so excited ... it's new territory for me,'' White said. ''I have no idea what to expect. I have tons of friends who have been there [Australia] and toured there and have given me their stories or how much fun it was, how beautiful it was and lastly how great the people were.

''This really is like starting over but its exciting at the same time. Just in the preparation, in putting the whole thing together, its been rather nostalgic because it reminds me of all of the prep work that we had to do in the beginning to really launch me as an artist and I kind of feel like we're doing that all over again.

''I'm also excited about being a tourist too - I'm excited about just going and seeing the beach. I've been reading just so much about Australia online just trying to get my bearings before I get there.''

Bryan White first appeared on the American country music scene in the mid-1990s.

Signed to a major label at age 20, it was time where he arguably had the world sitting at his feet.

In a few short years he racked up six chart-topping singles, had two platinum records, two gold records, and had bagged an impressive string of awards, including a Grammy for his duet with Shania Twain, From This Moment On.

Then came 2000 and White walked away from the scene.

He says it was essential.

‘Cutting the Muster'


2011 Optus Gympie Music Muster Announces First Confirmed Line-Up


The 2011 Optus Gympie Music Muster marks its 30th birthday with a confirmed line-up of national and international talent paying tribute to the history and heritage of the event whilst also reflecting on the major milestone. Presented in the AMAMOOR CREEK STATE FOREST from TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST to SUNDAY 28th AUGUST 2011, the confirmed line-up already has the event anticipating its biggest audience numbers yet.


MONTGOMERY GENTRY (USA), DOC WALKER (CAN), KASEY CHAMBERS, LEE KERNAGHAN, ADAM BRAND, ASH GRUNWALD, BECCY COLE, NICK BARKER, JACE EVERETT, ADAM HARVEY, GRAEME CONNORS, JAMES BLUNDELL, SHANE NICHOLSON, THE SUNNY COWGIRLS, EZRA LEE, DOUG BRUCE, JAMES REYNE, HARMONY JAMES, ROSS WILSON, JASMINE RAE, ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART (USA), BRYAN WHITE (USA), THE BACKSLIDERS, McALISTER KEMP, PETER McWHIRTER, ROB BLACK, ERIC BOGLE, KIRSTY AKERS, JAYNE DENHAM, EUGENE HIDEAWAY BRIDGES (USA), ALEYCE SIMMONDS, BLUE SHADDY, BONDI CIGARS, MORGAN EVANS, THE WILSON PICKERS, LOWRIDER, TRAVIS COLLINS, STEVE FORDE and THE ULTIMATE ROCK ‘N' ROLL SESSION are the first inclusions confirmed for the 2011 Optus Gympie Music Muster.
***Bryan will be performing August 27 & 28, 2011.

27The Songwriter Agency announced award-winning singer/songwriter Bryan White has joined the agency's roster for bookings. White,  a consummate performer and has hit the top of the country charts four times and received awards from the CMA, ACM and a Grammy.

In addition to scoring four #1 singles as an artist, White earned two platinum records, two gold records and a Grammy Award for his duet Shania Twain, "From this Moment On," which reached number four on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart. With his songwriting, he helped several other artists climb the charts. Sawyer Brown and Diamond Rio both got in the top five with songs co-written by White, and Wynonna, Joe Diffie, LeAnn Rimes and others recorded songs he co-wrote.

"I'm excited about the concept of The Songwriter Agency, which I think is long overdue," said White. "I'm looking forward to working with them. It's going to be an awesome year!"

The Songwriter Agency was conceived and created by music industry veterans Paul Compton, Randy Harrell and Rod Parkin in 2010. The company books its roster of country, Christian, pop and rock music songwriters performing in a variety of mainstream venues. For the agency roster, tour dates, writer biographies or more information on the company, please visit www.thesongwriteragency.com.

Bryan loves to hunt and when he can combine hunting and music - he's one happy camper!  Bryan will be hunting and performing at the ONE SHOT GOVERNOR'S BANQUET -  on March 16th in Eldorado, KS.  This will be the 25th Anniversary of the event.

bryan_concertWe were looking through our archives and stumbled onto this great video, and Bryan wanted to make the entire concert available to the fans.

On New Year’s Eve of 1998 Bryan White & LeAnn Rimes performed for a sold out crowd of 15, 000 for the opening night of their co-headline “Something To Talk About” Tour at Minneapolis’ Target Center. This is untouched audio and video from that night. Bryan has allowed it to be available to his fans for the first time. We hope you enjoy it.

Click here to purchase!

$19.99

The Oklahoma Rodeo Opry presents the "Writers from the Row Series" with Bryan White & special guest Derek George on April 8 & 9, 2011.   BW, DG & selected writers will be performing original material in an acoustic setting at the Rodeo Opry Friday 4/8 from from 7:30-10pm.  On Saturday, April 9th  (10am-2pm) BW & DG will lead a songwriters workshop including writing & industry tips as well as critiques of participants' material. The weekend will close with BW & DG performing on Saturday, April 9th  on Oklahoma's official country music show, The Rodeo Opry 7:30-10pm.  Songwriters may participate in the entire weekend & attend all concerts for only $75 (Saturday lunch included). Discounts available for NSAI members and limited scholarships are available. Tickets to single events & concerts are also available for purchase. For more information, call Cindy Scarberry at the Rodeo Opry (405)297-9773 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Email Signup

Signup for updates from BryanWhite.com